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The Atlanta Hawks have signed small forward Jabari Parker to a two-year, $13 million deal with a player option for the second season. Parker has revealed his motives for joining the Hawks:

Per HoopsHype: “Well, I finished last year in Washington, where I played 25 games. I think it went really well, but they’re moving in another direction, so I needed to find the best place for me, the best fit for me.

Once Atlanta showed interest, I jumped on it. I know what direction they’re going in; they’re definitely on the rise. They had a great year when you consider that nobody really expected them to finish the year the way that they did. I’m really excited about their team and I really think it’s a good fit for me.

We have a lot of really good talent. A lot of these guys are very efficient. Now, we’re starting to get into the swing of things and developing our chemistry because that means more than anything,” Parker said.

This past season, the 24-year-old averaged 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.